of those killed and those injured are deeply alarmed and distressed at recent
press reports of the possible early release or clemency in relation to several
of those convicted of involvement in the terrorist bombings in
It is notable that the early release of those convicted is being contemplated whilst key terrorists still remain either at large or yet to be bought to justice. We wish to remind the world that the alleged bomb maker Nordin Mohamed Top is still at large and the alleged mastermind Hambali is in American custody with no date set for his trial.
Indonesian authorities are contemplating the early release of some of those
convicted of involvement in the bombing without having caught or brought to
justice some of the most key terrorists involved. This sends an alarming
message to the travelling public and is a blow to those still struggling to
cope with the effects of the 2002
The Terrorists who murdered and maimed so indiscriminately and mercilessly on 12 October 2002 inflicted a life sentence of suffering to so many both injured and bereaved around the world, with no prospect of release or clemency. It is deeply inappropriate and distressing to be discussing clemency in this context.